Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department

New York
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What the team is known for A broad-ranging benefits and compensation practice, advising boards of directors and compensation committees on day-to-day matters as well as major corporate transactions. Also advises asset managers, investment banks and plan sponsors in connection with ERISA obligations.

Strengths A client reports: "Their commitment to finding and resolving complicated issues in a timely and effective manner is a key asset. They are creative, knowledgeable, hard-working and most importantly enjoyable to interact with."

Work highlights Advised Fidelity National Information Services on the executive compensation and benefits aspects of its $42 billion agreement to merge with Worldpay.

Notable practitioners

The "really skilled"
Michael Katz
is routinely engaged to advise on the executive compensation and employee benefits elements of transactions. "Michael is extremely responsive, thoughtful and practical in his approach and work style," comments a client.